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CLAY GOLDSTON


1929 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
CLAY GOLDSTON Obituary
CLAY GOLDSTON Clay Burnnie "CB" Goldston, 87, a longtime resident of Boulder City, passed away peacefully Jan. 15, 2017. He was born May 3, 1929, in Abernathy, Hale, Texas, to Henry Clay Goldston and Zollie Fisher Goldston. Clay married Margery Irene Funk Aug. 13, 1950, in Artesia, N.M., sealed in the Salt Lake City Temple Aug. 13, 1956 and raised six children. Clay was preceded in death by his parents; his only brother and sibling, Larry Gene; his daughter, Karen Christene (Mike) Anosike; his son, Larry Kent (Kendra) Goldston; his daughter-in-law, Anita Jeannette Bissett (Ned); grandchildren, Angel May Smith (Karen), Sean Anthony Goldston (Larry) and Henry Isaac Stepherson (Donna); and great-grandson, Tristan Ron Clark (Nancy). He is survived by his beautiful wife, of 66 years, Margery; their children, Nancy Irene (Ron) Smith, Thomas Clay Goldston, Ned Allen Goldston and Donna Lorraine (Byron) Stepherson; their son-in-law, Ugochukwu "Mike" (Karen) Anosike; their daughter-in-law, Kendra (Larry) Schicker-Goldston; 25 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; his sister-in-law, Faye Funk Pittman Varner; and brother-in-law, Harold Leroy Funk. Clay graduated from Roswell High School, N.M. (1947), received his BA at Industrial Arts University of New Mexico (1951) and MA at Education Eastern New Mexico University (1955). He taught high school in Hope, N.M. (1951-1953), fifth grade and special ed elementary in Artesia, N.M. (1954-1967), fifth and sixth grade and special ed in Clark County School District (1967-1982). While Margery worked on her bachelor's degree in the early 60's, he worked as a U.S. Park Ranger at Carlsbad Caverns, N.M., and Great Sand Dunes, Colo. He was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1955. He served as a gospel doctrine instructor, as a branch president in scouting for many years, in the high priests quorum and many other callings. Clay and Margery served three missions Mexico City from March-June 1989, Guatemala City 1991-1992, and Guatemala City 1993-1995. They served as ordinance workers in the Las Vegas Temple from 1999-2000. In addition to teaching, he was a businessman and held contractor licenses in Nevada and Utah. Clay's lifelong passion was homebuilding and built a total of 17 homes in Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah. He spent countless hours working in family history. Clay was known to always be working. He was a friend to everyone and "had never met a stranger." Viewing will be 10-10:45 a.m. Monday, Jan. 23, with service following at 11 a.m., both at the LDS Chapel, 1550 Buchanan Blvd. Burial following at the Boulder City Municipal Cemetery, 501 Adams Blvd. Family and friends can sign an online memorial guestbook at www.bouldercityfamilymortuary.com
Published in Boulder City Review on Jan. 19, 2017
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